From the age of 6, Victor Eonnet has been passionate about sailing thanks to his parents. Even at 10, his dream was to participate in the Mini-Transat race and today Victor is preparing to make it happen. He’s launching his campaign with his new yacht Fonce Alphonse. Not a typical name but he wanted to find something different and he liked Alphonse. He then became involved with the charity Arthritis Foundation and that’s how Fonce Alphonse was born.
On September 26 2021, Victor will leave on the solo race “La Mini-Transat” without any means of communication and without assistance. He’ll leave from Les Sables d’Olonne, make a stopover in the Canaries and then arrive in Guadeloupe.
Victor discovered Digital Yacht’s GPS160 sensor – it fitted his needs for high accuracy and low power and he also liked the spirit of our brand “Digital Yacht seems to me to go in the right direction by adopting interfacing transparency with reasonable prices” says Victor.
Thanks to the GPS160 antenna, Victor has seen performance improvements too “My GPS160 antenna is connected to my NKE pilot (via NMEA on the multi-graphic box) – it is my main source of speed input to the system. Previously, I only had an electromagnetic log which wasn’t accurate enough. My boat had a tendency to zigzag beyond 8 knots. The difference is incredible, it is an important gain to be able to let go of the helm with confidence and without losing speed” said Victor Eonnet.
Victor is a young, passionate and talented sailor and Digital Yacht wanted to allow him to reach new goals! Fingers crossed for a successful departure in September.
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